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Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm PST
to be for the idea. that's what changed the whole situation. kennedy and johnson in the campaign of 1960 came out for medicare. kennedy appointed me the assistant secretary of hew to get the bill through congress. i spent five years doing that. finally, in 1965, medicare, an insurance program for those 65 and older, and medicaid a federal/statehealth p, were passed. president lyndon johnson flew to independence, missouri and in the presence of harry s. truman, signed the bills into law. medicaid covered the health care costs of millions of low-income people. we asked henry aaron if that met our sponsibilities to tse who couldn't afford medicacare. this woun't be a problem if all stes providedenefits as generous ashose in say the upper third or upper half of the distribution. sometates provide meager medicaid benefits-- fewer than 10 days a year ofospitalization, severe limits on the number of doctor's visits one can receive-- so that even moderate illnesses may not be fully protected under the medicaid program. in addition, the population that may be served by the medicaid program in many states
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